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The Story of My Life(Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – 2 Jan 2000

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (2 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486292495
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486292496
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 0.5 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 528,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives."

This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives.--Merle Rubin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880 1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word "water" and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and-underlying all-her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil. These and many other aspects of Helen Keller's life are presented here in clear, straightforward prose full of wonderful descriptions and imagery that would do credit to a sighted writer. Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.Large print edition." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This book is Helen Keller's autobiography and is somewhat unusual because Helen Keller was deafblind. It is beautifully written and although I don't necessary agree with all the conclusions drawn by the author of the introduction, I found the autobiography very moving to read. Much of the time Helen wrote in a way that you would not realise she could neither see nor hear anything around her.
The fact that Miss Keller was not deaf from birth but became deafblind as a very small child following an illness makes her achievements particularly incredible. She had to re-learn her communication skills and this is due in no small part to her teacher and mentor, Annie Sullivan. Miss Keller came from a wealthy family who were prepared to go to endless lengths to help their daughter to live a fulfilling life, and it is thanks to them and to Miss Sullivan that we have Miss Keller's writings and pioneering work for deaf and deafblind people.
This is an incredible book to read and it also provides some interesting cameos of some of the people Miss Keller met (such as Mark Twain) because her letters are included at the end.
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first read this book nearly fifty years ago and still find it an excelent book
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Hellen keller is a truly inspired woman and amazing encourager to over come the challenges we individulay face!!
with the work she did, as someone who has lost hearing and sight she truly gives us alot to think about, because if she can do what she did, we surely can do what need should need to do! Change the world!
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I am still reading this book, but so far it is well written. Can you imagine what is must be like to not only be deaf but blind also? This young girl is incredible. Helen has such resolve and determination. I saw the film of her life many years ago, it was heartbreaking. I now feel I know this young lady and would love her as my own
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I found the book intersting but not really a style of writing I found particulary easy to get into. The letter form the book took as you progressed through it was a sign of the times in which the book was written. However that doesn't take away from the fact she was an incredible person.
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A heartwarming & at times funny autobiography showing how even the most severe disabilities of deaf/blindness can be overcome.
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I was thrilled reading this book. I was unable to put it down until I finished reading it. I find this story very well written by Helen Keller. I truly believe that she was a remarkable person. Having been born with sight and hearing, then suddenly become blind and deaf from fever and then for it to disappear as quickly as it came. How she never gave up her ambition to learn and go to college shows she had her own mind a very gripping story. I enjoyed this book greatly. An inspiration to all.
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Interesting story, and a surprisingly good read. All I previously knew about Helen Keller came from the film "The Miracle Worker", but this book adds much flesh to the bones of the film. Recommended.
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